Tag Archives: Asafa Powell

Usain Bolt Retains Worldchamps 100m Title

After stumbling through to the 100m final at the World Championships, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt defended his title in a time of 9.79 seconds at the IAAF World Championships now under way in Beijing, China. Bolt’s title-defending run silenced his doubters and critics as he convincingly forced Gatlin to battle his way to a second-place finish in 9.80 seconds. Bolt entered ...

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Asafa Powell Settles For Second in 100m Lausanne Diamond League

Justin Gatlin easily defeated Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay in a 100m in Lausanne, Switzerland, today. Gatlin, five years removed from a four-year doping ban, clocked 9.75s for the victory. Powell finished in a time of 9.92s ahead of Tyson Gay, also a drug cheat of the United States, who also clocked 9.92s.

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Asafa Clocks 10.04s And Wins 100m in Ostrava

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell continued his winning streak today, taking command of the 100m race at the 54th Ostrava Golden Spikes meet at the newly refurbished Mestsky stadium. He won the race in a time of 10.04 seconds ahead of American Isiah Young, who ran a season’s best of 10.13s, and Richard Kilty of Great Britain, who finished in a time ...

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Asafa Powell Joins Pulse Modelling Agency

Jamaican Olympic sprinter Asafa Powell has taken his talents from the track to the runway by signing up with the Pulse Modelling Agency. The agency made the announcement via their official Facebook page while Powell confirmed the news at the company’s 35th anniversary celebration at Villa Ronai in St. Andrew. Powell, who held the 100m world record between June  2005 ...

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Jamaican Discus Thrower Gets 2-Year Ban

Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has received a two-year suspension for doping. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) says Smikle’s ban will last until June 21, 2015. The sanction began from the date of his positive test for a banned substance at the Jamaican National Championships on June 22, 2013. Smikle said at the time that he did not ...

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Justin Gatlin Beats Asafa Powell With WL 9.77s

American Justin Gatlin powered to a world leading 9.77 seconds to take the 100 metres and the 2014 Diamond Trophy today in Brussels. Mike Rodgers, strong trophy contender was second (9.93s) in the 100 metre big-name showdown which saw Jamaican’s Asafa Powell 9.95s taking third and compatriot Kemar Bailey Cole in fourth. Tyson Gay finished down the track.

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Kemar Bailey-Cole Beats Asafa Powell

Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey-Cole got the better of compatriot Asafa Powell in the men’s 100 metre at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Challenge meet in Zagreb, Croatia today. Commonwealth 100m gold medallist Bailey-Cole clocked 10.07 seconds, the same time as former world record holder Powell, in a tight finish. American Mike Rodgers was third in 10.10 seconds. While ...

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Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey Cole Strikes Diamond Leage Gold

Double Commonwealth sprint champion Jamaica’s Kemar Bailey Cole upset more seasoned campaigners to win the Zurich Diamond League 100 metres in a season’s best 9.96 seconds today. American Mike Rodgers (10.05s) was second and James Desalou of the UK third in 10.06s. Asafa Powell finished fourth clocking 10.07s while long time rival Tyson Gay stopped the clock at 10.35s for ...

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Asafa Powell Wins 100m in Brazilian Grand Prix

Former world-record holder Asafa Powell won a 100-metre race in Brazil in 10.02 seconds, his fastest mark of the year. The Jamaican sprinter beat Americans Marvin Bracy (10.14s) and Dentarius Locke (10.17s) at the Brazilian Grand Prix in the northern city of Belem. The 31-year-old Powell said he wanted to try to “keep improving his time to start serious preparations ...

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Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson Drug Bans Reduced

Olympic and World Championship medalists Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson have had their 18 month drug bans reduced to six months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS. The ruling comes six days after the sprinters’ appeal took place in New York between July 7 and 8. Powell, who has run a record 81 sub-10s and Simpson, tested positive ...

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